Library Board Meeting - February 26, 2024

Toronto Public Library Board - Meeting No. 2

Monday, February 26, 6:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Toronto Reference Library, Boardroom, 789 Yonge Street and via Webex and Teleconference

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Land Acknowledgement Statement

Toronto Reference Library is on Indigenous land. This is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy (also known as the Six Nations Confederacy), the Wendat, and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. Toronto Public Library gratefully acknowledges these Indigenous nations for their guardianship of this land. We’d also like to remind and reaffirm, as Torontonians and Canadians, our accountability to these Indigenous nations, and to all Indigenous peoples and communities living in Toronto.

This land is also part of the Dish with One Spoon territory that includes a treaty between the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Anishinaabek and allied nations, to peaceably share and care for this land, its waters, and all of the biodiversity in the Great Lakes region.  All those who come to live and work here are responsible for honouring this treaty in the spirit of peace, friendship, and respect.

Closed Meeting Requirements:

If the Toronto Public Library Board wants to meet in closed session (privately), a member of the Board must make a motion to do so and given the reason why the Board has to meet privately (Public Libraries Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.44, s. 16.1).



  1. Call to Order
  2. Declarations of Conflicts of Interest
  3. Approval of Agenda
  4. Confirmation of January 29, 2024 Toronto Public Library Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
  5. Confirmation of January 29, 2024 Toronto Public Library Board Closed Meeting Minutes
  6. Approval of Consent Agenda Items
    All Consent Agenda Items (*) are considered to be routine and are recommended for approval by the Chair. They may be enacted in one motion or any item may be held for discussion.
  7. Business Arising from the Minutes
  8. *City Librarian’s Report (PDF)
  9. *Communications (PDF)
  10. Presentations
  11. TPL Board Education – Library Operations Centre (PDF) 

Items for Action:

  1. 2024 Operating Budget – Adoption (PDF)
  2. 2024- 2033 Capital Budget and Plan – Adoption (PDF)
  3. Toronto Public Library Board – Self-Evaluation: 2023 Results (PDF)
  4. *Relocation of Perth/Dupont to 299 Campbell Ave. – Award of Contract (PDF)
  5. *Security Guard Services – Extension of Contract (PDF)
  6. *Ceridian Dayforce – Renewal of Services (PDF)
  7. *Human Rights and Anti-Harassment/Discrimination Policy - Revisions (PDF)

Items for Information:

  1. 2024 Fundraising Initiatives and 2023 Fundraising Update (PDF)
  2. *Toronto Public Library Board Members – Expenses Paid for 2023 (PDF)
  3. Cybersecurity report (PDF)
  4. *Board Resolutions-Status Report (PDF)


  1. Adjournment